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cliff. >>> new this morning, sentencing day for former d.c. council chair kwame brown. he pled guilty for bank fraud charges back in june. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the u.s. district court this morning with a look at what brown is facing. >> reporter: good morning. brown is facing perhaps a jail term but we'll see. his original plea agreement where he admitted guilty to all of those charms called identify six-month jail sentence but right now, prosecutors seem to be softening somewhat recommending to the judge just six days in jail for kwame brown and three years of supervised probation. it was really just a high profile fall from grace. brown held the district's second highest local elected office before pleading guilty in june to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loans was for a 39- foot, 330-horsepower boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. another case involved an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance and that found that brown's
in the house. >> former chairman kwame brown will be sentenced in a few days. u.s. attorney general ron machen promised to root out public corruption. he's only recommending six days in jail over three weeks. what message does this send? >> well, richard leon is the federal judge that will pronounce sentence on kwame brown, former city council chairman tuesday, and many people i'm talking to won't be surprised if he doesn't do something unprecedented and doesn't take the recommends of the u.s. attorney. it's considered much toilinet yet and does not send a message to other -- much too lenient and does not send a message to other officials about public corruption and you'll remember that kwame brown came late and didn't report and many people feel that was offensive to the court. so it might not be six days. it might be somewhat longer, much longer. >> i guess we'll find out tuesday. fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin, as always, thank you. >>> just ahead tonight, there was another veterans day service in arlington today to pay tribute to a fallen story. we've got his story and we're highligh
website, wusa9.com. derek? >>> former chair brown spent his day in custody after two court appearances for violating bank and campaign finance laws. our introduce johnson -- bruce johnson has the story. >> reporter: this is file footage but right now about now kwame brown is being released from the custody of deputy u.s. marshals. he was giving a one day sentence in federal court today by judge richard leon. the conviction was for bank fraud. kwame brown also given six months' home detention with a curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. the former chair won't talk to us, can you share with us how is he feeling? what's the disposition? >> oh wow. you know i mean he's obviously extremely disappointed. you know first in himself. and the situation that he finds himself in. and all it means. i mean he's really unhappy about this. absolutely. >> reporter: the 42-year-old former chairman of the d.c. council was also given 480 hours of visible commity service. after that he must serve two years supervised probation. >> that was bruce johnson reporting. meantime there was a startling development t
that they want scott brown back in the senate. they don't want susan rice to be secretary of state. you know what they want to be secretary of state? john kerry. and we know that you know, this is from anastacia who writes this. these two men are trying to get scott brown back in the senate and trashing susan rice to get kerry as secretary of state. i could not agree more, ans at a sha. the liberals are all afraid if you make john kerry john kerry secretary of state scott brown he's sitting there in his truck in massachusetts, he's got a big fund raising apparatus he's ready to campaign. he has the ground organization ready. and he will just try to snatch up john kerry's seat. you know what? the folks in massachusetts might go ahead and vote for him just to watch him and elizabeth warren have to be colleagues together after their ugly campaign. voters have done much sillier things. i was in california when austrian weightlifter got to be governor. i think that's a really good point. i think you're seeing them doing
center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >> a maryland soldier stationed in afghanistan didn't let distance or time keep him from reading to hundreds of local students. tim tooten has the story. >> it was billed as an ordinary veterans guest reader's day at overlook school. students headed to the cafeteria to wait for their guest. little did they know that staff sergeant tim ott would read to them from 6,000 miles away from afghanistan. his two children had front-row seating. >> that was kinda cool. >> pretty cool? was it great to see him again? >> yeap. >> did you know he was going to read to you? >> yeap. >> the questions moved quickly from the flag to topics like food. >> the boys and girls here at overlook would like to know what you eat while you are there. >> my meals are pretty good. >> i think it's really cool because i know he likes to come up here and be with the kids, try to have lunch with them. veterans day is so important to us so this was huge for tim. i think he was more excite
over after the sudden firing of mike brown after just five games. tiki barber is the author of "tiki: my life in the game and beyond." nice to have you. let's start with that. everyone's talking phil jackson. i saw a little wire that said new coach and i was like oh, phil jackson. >> phil jackson retired for a reason a few years ago for the los angeles lakers. he's 70 years old. he's burnt out. he probably doesn't want to be on the bench any longer dealing with a lot of personalities that they have in los angeles, obviously kobe bryant. >> what? kobe bryant has a big ego? >> personality. >> sorry, that was my editorializing. >> exactly. i think mike d'antoni is the right coach for the los angeles lakers right now. he's looking to get back in to a high profile position. the lakers are going to give him that opportunity after being unceremoniously dismissed by the knicks last year. also, because of, let's call it high personality. i think it's a good place for him to restart and it will be good for the los angeles lakers because they need somebody who is going to come in and put in an
. scott brown did the same thing by the way. can i give a brief hurrah for my senator. that's senator professor warren. >> stephanie: what do you mean by that, willard thought he was a talk show host. >> caller: he started believing all these crazy people. i would point out that if he and scott brown both made the same mistake, the only common factor is eric fernstr oh om. you said romney was a dumber politician than dan quayle and sarah palin combined. >> caller: it's true. if all the stories are true of how stunned he was. i didn't think he was stupid. how does anybody interpret the polls as at least close, there is a possibility that you might loss. >> stephanie: whether you want to talk about blame the storm or chris christie, the president was ahead in all the battleground before that. >> caller: and forever. even after the first debate de debackel, which was allegedly the game changer. >> stephanie: you say how can democrats may republicans pay aside from dissociating myself from the comments. i mean, it's basically how they should deal with this fiscal cliff thing to start with
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on the kansas team. when he was an assistant under larry brown. now, they're going to face off from opposite benches tonight at the bar clays center. everyone is excited about the possibilities. turgen is also grateful for the oprtunity. >> john could have called anybody in the country and he called me when i got the job and said, hey, do you want to do this? we both knew we were going to have young teams going in. so, i thank him for giving us this opportunity because of the publicity we'll get from this game is big for our program, win or lose. >> great team, great program and the coach has done a great job since he got there. compare him with the job he's doing and i can see similarities in the way that they do things. just a tough team and really athletic and really focused and driven and they work hard. this is going to be a challenge for us and we just have to get in there and play hard. >> tipoff tonight from brooklyn at 8:30 p.m. >>> well, the rule of holes, if you're in one, you stop digging. wizards have put themselves in an 0-3 hole and trying to dig out tonight against the bucks.
are working, we are working to make sure we have the votes to do that. >> senator brown of massachusetts lamented that -- [inaudible] >> i am glad to have the chance to respond to that. i saw during the campaign his plea for bipartisanship -- that is a big joke. it is a travesty. he was one of the most partisan people to ever serve here. he could have saved citizens united. he could have been the 60th vote on that and many things. i do not need a lecture from him on bipartisanship. he should go look in the mirror. [inaudible] >> you should never chew gum -- get rid of that. [laughter] i wanted to tell you earlier but did not have the chance. john kerry is my friend. i worked so hard for him when he was running for president. i did everything i could to help them. he came very close. there has been no better legislator that i served with. he has been way out front on issues dealing with climate change, infrastructure, bank development, many other things. i do not know any conversation with the president or anyone in the white house has had with him. any conversation i have had with john k
person right now in the state that could beat scott brown in a special election. none of the house members really have the name id or the sort of the juice to do it. so he is really the one. >> who else do you think, boyce? who else do you think goes? who comes? >> i think the most interesting one is state, what is going to happen. hillary clinton is obviously out. is it going to be kerry? if it is kerry, you have to look at the state of massachusetts. duval patrick would appoint himself. and there would be an election. to me that's just as important. i thought janet napolitano is someone who is at the top of the list. but she is someone who is considered to be pretty partisan. from the republican ranks, i suspect just like he did last time around, the president is going to look at the republican ranks and consider who he can bring in. last time gates stayed over. john greg was offered a position. i think you're going to see something like that happen. but it won't be mitt romney in the cabinet. >> not in the cabinet. but mitt romney, i say may play more of a role than people reali
the u.s. supreme court. in the original case -- if brown -- it can happen. these decisions are revisited. frankly -- megyn: it would take a revolution, would it not? it would take a civil war. >> it would take a civil war. it didn't work out too well. let's look at the big picture. people think that 100,000 signatures fairly represents what texans wants? that represents a third 1% of texas. as one person on facebook wrote to me. those people are crazy. that's not what we want. megyn: don't rip on the good people of texas. what if they had a majority. let's say 99% of the folks down in texas wanted to secede from the union and what if president obama said go. you don't want to be here, you can go. what would happen to the people in texas who wanted to stay but would have to leave, they would have to move. >> they would move. if the federal government had a problem with this issue of secession they should have stepped forward to say that's unconstitutional under federal law and they haven't done that. megyn: they are required to actually respond to this. mark, the white who is says it will
in 1978 passed building standards under then governor brown who was known partially for this in the doons burry as governor moonbeam but he got it passed. so every building in california had energy standards and it's made california very efficient. these are the kinds of things -- i said portman and sheheen have been compromising. my view, katrina -- sorry -- sandy gave some impetus to dealing with climate change. and i said in new york we're going to pay for climate change one way or another. we can pay for it after each natural disaster. we in new york have had 50 -- sorry -- we have had 300 or -- sorry. phrasing it wrong. we have had in the last three or four years we have had once in a hundred year disasters with irene, with sandy. and so, you know, i think it will give some impetus to deal with climate change, but even if we can't reach compromise on that, there's lots of things in energy that we can reach compromise on and that will be on the agenda. and the fourth thing i'd put on the agenda i talked about earlier in reference to your question, dave. maybe we can get some real fina
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